Introduction

Saraburi, a province in the upper central region of Thailand is rich in tourist attraction resources including natural sites, artifacts, festivals, temples as well as historical sites. Located 108 kilometers from Bangkok and 65 kilometers from Ayutthaya it is conveniently commutable within a day. Topographically the southern and western parts of Saraburi are plateaus 2 meters above sea level. Ranging from plains to plateaus of 8 to10 meters high above sea level broken by mounds and hills, the land gradually rises to the north and the northeast. Saraburi is on the one very important river: the Pasak River which flows through Amphoe Muak - lek, Kaengkhoi, Muang Saraburi and Saohai and meets the Chao Phraya River at Ayutthaya. It s length is 105 kilometers. Important canals are Raphiphat,Roeng - rang Wihandaeng, Phrieo etc.
Saraburi extends over an area of 3,576.48 square kilometers and is administratively divided into 11 districts (Amphoe): Muang Saraburi, Kaengkhoi, Nongkhae, Nongsaeng, Banmo, Saohai, Phra Phutthabat,Wihandaeng, Muak-lek, Nongdon, Donphut and Wangmuang.

Borders
North:  Lop Buri
South: Ayutthaya and Pathum Thani
East:   Nakhon Ratchasima and Nakhon Nayok
West:  Ayutthaya and Lopburi

Distance from Saraburi city

to nearby Provinces  to its districts
Ayutthaya 
Lop Buri 
Sing Buri 
Suphanburi 

65 kms.
45 kms.
78 kms.
120 kms

  Banmo 
Donphut 
Kaengkhoi 
Muak - lek 
Nongkhae 
Nongdon 

28 kms.
45 kms.
14 kms.
38 kms.
21 kms.
38 kms.

  Nongsaeng
Phra Phutthabat
Saohai
Wangmuang
Wihandaeng

25 kms.
28 kms
8 kms.
64 kms.
28 kms.

 

How To Get There

Transportation between Saraburi and Bangkok or other Province is very convenient. There are various types of transportation available:

By-Car
From Bangkok, take Highway No. 1 (Phahonyothin Road) to Saraburi.The total distance is 108 kilometers
From Ayutthaya, take Highway No. 309 (Ayutthaya- Wangnoi) and turn left onto Highway No.1 (Phahonyothin) until you reach Sararburi City. The total distance is approximately 65 kilometers.

By-Bus
Air-conditioned buses leave the Northern Bus Terminal (Mochit) from 05.00 to 20.30 and leave Saraburi Bus Terminal from 05.00 a.m. to 08.10 p.m. The bus leaves every 15 minutes. The trip takes approximately 2 hours. The fare is 24 Baht. For further information, please contact Tel.(02)9361972, 9362841
By non - air-conditioned bus non- air-conditioned buses leave Saraburi Bus Terminal from 06.00 to 18.00 and leave Ayutthaya (Cho Phrom Market ) From 06.00 a.m. to 05.30 p.m. The bus leaves every 30 minutes. The trip takes approximately 2.20 hours and the fare is 18 Baht.

By-Train
From Bangkok Railway Station (HuaLumphong), there are many trains to Saraburi. The trip takes 2 hours. Moreover, there is a rail service touring Chedsaonoi Waterfall and Kusuma Farm Resort on a one-day excursion operated by State Railway of Thailand. The fare is 160 Baht for an adult and 125 Baht for a child. For further information, you may contact, State Railway of Thailand, Tel. (02) 2237010,2237020 or Kusuma Farm Resort Office, Tel. (02) 5614363, 5791591. Transportation between Ayutthaya and Saraburi is at follows: Northeastern trains go back and for the everyday.

Festivals & Events

Phra Phutthabaht Festival
2 times/year
At Wat Phra Phutthabat
First:      from 1st dusk up to 15th dusk waxing moon, 3rd of the month.
Second: from 8th dusk up to 15th dusk waxing moon, 4th of the month.

Phra Kieo Kaeo Festival
on 1st dusk, waxing moon 4th of the month . They invited the tooth of Buddha from Wat Phra Phutthabat Museum celebrated around the town.

Chao Phor Khao Tok Festival
on 1st dusk, waxing moon 5th of the month at Wat Phra Phutthabat

Long Boat Competition Festival
On Saturday-Sunday the end of September at Sao Hai District Office

Put Flower in the Bowl Festival
on 1st dusk, waning moon 8th of the month was the Buddhist Lent Day. At Wat Phra Phutthabat.

Sunflower Festival
on the end of December at Wang Muang District Office.

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